Packaging solutions manufacturer Krones has announced plans to construct a new training and technology centre in Franklin, Wisconsin, US, to enhance it services and facilitate growth.

The company aimed to expand its location in the Franklin Industrial Park after considering other sites throughout the country.

Currently under planning stage, the new 40,000ft² centre is expected to create at least 25 jobs.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2018.

Krones president and CEO Holger Beckmann said: “As an innovation leader in our industry, we consider the new Krones Training and Technology Centre a critical element in our value proposition to customers and employees in North America.

"We consider the new Krones Training and Technology Centre a critical element in our value proposition to customers and employees in North America."

“Higher skill levels translate to greater customer success with their Krones machines, and the investment in a local Training and Technology Centre further strengthens Krones’ commitment to be a true Partner for Performance to our customers.”

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The state’s lead economic development agency Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will award up to $300,000 in performance-based business development tax credits.

The final credit amount will be based on the number of jobs created and the level of capital investment during that time.

WEDC deputy secretary and chief operating officer Tricia Braun said: “With more than 600 employees based at its US headquarters in Franklin, Krones is a major employer in suburban Milwaukee County and we’re thrilled that the company has decided to grow here after looking at options elsewhere.”

Founded in 1966, Krones focuses on designing and manufacturing packaging solutions especially for the food and beverage industry.